Clark County Public Works Director Heath Henderson probably wasn't quite sure what to
expect from the Rotary Club of Three Creeks as he prepared to speak to our club at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.
Our club was prepared with good questions, as well and engaged in a wonderful discussion with Henderson, who also enjoyed it very much.
But he provided great insight about the Clark County Public Works department, and many of its major projects ranging from Highway 99 - which our own Scot Brantley is managing - to pothole repair after the winter weather, the NE 10th Avenue bridge, and a major interchange project at Interstate 5 and NE 179th Avenue.
Did you know that there are hundreds of acres just waiting for development at the 179th/I-5 junction and that the rebuild of the interchange there is a catalyst to economic development in the Discovery Corridor? Well, it's true.
Other topics covered during the evening's program included the I-5 bridge at the Columbia River and what should be done there, the City of Vancouver's soon-to-happen annexation of the area north of Club Green Meadows which includes the Costco and Home Depot area near Padden Parkway and Andresen, and how to report potholes and other maintenance needed around the county. Henderson pointed members in the direction of the county website to report maintenance issues.
Also at our meeting on March 2, Dan Sockle presented a Peace Pole to Legacy Salmon Creek from our club. This Peace Pole will be proudly displayed as a part of the new Healing Garden which is currently under construction at Legacy.
Special thanks to guests and visiting Rotarians who attended our March 2 meeting. Those include: Ralph Akin, Sam Kim, Robyn Kim (Lewis River), Paul Montague (Greater Clark County),